African Itinerary


The Africa itinerary seems to be changing — another option is to go through Frankfurt.  I’m leaving for Chicago in the morning, so it’s confusing planning two trips at once.  But the thought of going back to Europe — even if it’s just to the airport – is pleasing.  It’s been so many years since I’ve been there.  I look forward to the chocolate , and hearing German being spoken again.  After all, I spoke only German until my parents put me into kindergarten where everyone spoke English, including the teacher.  I must have been a slow learner since I had to repeat the first year of kindergarten. You might want to check out my books to see if I’ve improved  since then.


My husband and I spent 22 years in South Africa working with African young people in South Africa under Apartheid which deepened my passion for the disenfranchised. During regular returns to the US I earned my MA in Communications at Wheaton Graduate School. Later I became head of publications for Partners International, edited quarterly magazine. In the 90s I directed the AD2000 Women's Track networking with thousands of international women leaders in Christian ministry. I have written/published ten books on missions, biography, fiction. Presently I have two biographical novels under contract about Dr. Katharine Bushnell, nineteenth century crusader against what is known today as trafficking. I was married to Allen, now deceased, my lifelong sweetheart. We had four sons,( one deceased,) one daughter, and 18 grandchildren. How can I help but praise God for the full life He's given me, and the opportunities even in my senior years, to live purposefully.

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